Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ten Days in Australia

A scene from Travels With My Dad, fifty years ago in Kodachrome.  Somewhere in the Western United States . . . .

















I am pleased to present my schedule for Australia, beginning next week.  I've corresponded with so many of you via email, FB and a blogger over the years.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of you in person.



Thursday 1 September 2011 - Melbourne

9:15 AM         Interview - Radio National Life Matters (live)
           
11:00 AM       Interview - Radio Australia (taped)

1:00 PM         Interview - Qantas Up & Away Radio (taped)

7:00 PM         Melbourne Writer’s Festival Author Reception
            North Fitzroy Star Corner Newry Street and St Georges Road N Fitzroy

Friday 2 September 2011 - Melbourne

9:30 AM         Interview - The Circle
11:00 AM       Network Ten
2:00 PM         Interview - Radio 4BC
2:30 PM         4BC Radio 77 Southgate Avenue Cannon Hill QLD 4170
           
9:00 PM         MWF Event - Friday Night Live
10:30 PM       BMW Edge Cnr Swanston and Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000
            The Festival’s Late Show, hosted by the peerless Julia Zemiro (RocKwiz) in Letterman mode. Live music, festival guests, no safety net. Tonight, Julia’s joined by Lynda La Plante, John Elder Robison, Simone Felice, Rachel DeWoskin and Casey Bennetto.


Saturday 3 September 2011 - Melbourne

2:30 PM         MWF Event - Writing from the Autism Spectrum
            ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne VIC

Sunday 4 September 2011 - Melbourne


4:00 PM         MWF Event - In Conversation: John Elder Robison
            The Cube, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne VIC
                       

Tuesday 6 September 2011 - Perth

9:00 AM         Interview - 720 ABC Afternoon Program in Perth

7:00 PM         University of Western Australia Event - Be Different: adventures of a free-range Aspergian
            Venue: UWA Extension - University Club, Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth WA 6009
            Link for booking tickets: http://uwa.interticket.com/info.php?event=286
           

Thursday 8 September 2011 - Brisbane

7:00 PM         Brisbane Writers Festival - Festival First Night (Optional)
            Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
           
            Festival First Night includes the Official Opening by The Minister for Finance, Natural Resources and the Arts, Rachel Nolan; Opening Address by Ann Patchett; and performances by Shane Koyczan and Voices of Birralee - Birralee Blokes.

Friday 9 September 2011 - Brisbane

11:00 AM       BWF Event - Aspergers: Difference and Disability
            Venue: Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland
           
            Panellists: John Elder Robison Chair: Guy Coaldrake Description: John Elder Robison, a guy with Asperger’s syndrome, shares entertaining and meaningful stories about learning to cope with problems. He demonstrates that many Aspergians possess unique gifts and emerge from the shadow of disability to lead full lives.

Saturday 10 September 2011 - Brisbane

1:00 PM         BWF Event - God Bless Humanity!
            Venue: Breezeway, Maiwar Green
           
            Chair: Krissy Kneen Panellists: John Elder Robison, Cathrine Ann, Dave Bidini Description: John Elder Robison and Cathrine Ann transformed their own lives to become ‘seemingly’ normal and successful. Dave Bidini knows the power of sport to transform lives. These three writers discuss humanity at its best with Krissy Kneen.

6 comments:

Catsidhe said...

Melbourne --> Perth --> Brisbane?

Ouch! That's a pessimal route.

I'm in Melbourne, but I'm unlikely to see you in person. I'll be listening for you on Radio National, though.

"Little Bear" said...

From the map, it looks like it's the equivalent to starting in Charlotte, going to Los Angeles, then going to Boston. I guess this is what's called the "scenic route."

Tangaroa G33K said...

I will be there on the Friday in Brisbane to listen to you talk. Is there book signings as well.

Hopefully you get to see some of the sights while you are in lovely Oz

Madmother said...

How do we get tickets to the BWF stuff? My 13 year old would love to attend one of your presentations. He has read your books, and now is writing one of his own (though a children's book so very different).

Tangaroa G33K said...

For tickets to the BFW go to this link
http://www.qtix.com.au/event/BWF_10_11.aspx

Catsidhe said...

John Elder's interview on Radio National.